The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1544 Monday, 21 August 2000.
From: Kezia Vanmeter Sproat <
Date: Thursday, 17 Aug 2000 16:50:39 EDT
Subject: FYI Contentville
This is an intellectual property matter, not directly Shakespearean.
Today when I asked to have their offer to sell my dissertation removed
from the Contentville website, I was told they have UMI/Bell & Howell's
permission to sell it. UMI/Bell & Howell in turn claim I gave them
permission, in return for payment of royalties, when I graduated in
1975. My unpublished dissertation is owned by several libraries listed
in OCLC's World Cat. I've never received a penny of royalties, so I'm
consulting an intellectual property lawyer.